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Cleveland ISD to distribute free Narcan after string of opioid overdoses among students

Posted on · Wednesday marked the eighth time since school started in August that the school district northeast of Houston called EMS personnel to treat a high school student who had overdosed on drugs. Narcan, an emergency overdose treatment, was administered to four of those students.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Day Care Deaths, And Harris County’s Opioid Lawsuit (Dec. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting. Then, an investigative report examines deaths at Texas day cares. Plus, we check in on Harris County’s lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. And the Apollo Chamber Players perform some holiday music in studio.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Opioid Lawsuit, And Texas Election Security (Feb. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the lawsuit Harris County has filed over the opioid epidemic. Then, we examine the security of Texas voting machines. Plus, Ed Mayberry talks about his 47 years in radio. And we catch up with "Commander Mark" who taught kids how to draw on public television in the 80s and 90s.

Houston Matters

What’s Being Done to Fight Opioid Addiction in Houston?

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the federal government will provide nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at fighting opioid addiction. Texas will receive more than $27 million from that grant to support prevention, treatment and recovery services. Here in Houston, UTHealth and the University […]

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Air Quality, and Fighting Opioid Addiction: Tuesday’s Show (April 25, 2017)

Posted on · Is it getting harder to breathe around here? According to Environment Texas, the number of days Houston experienced unhealthy levels of ozone increased from 101 in 2015 to 106 last year. But that momentary snapshot may miss the bigger picture: the air quality in Houston is much improved from what it was years ago. On […]